On Thursday, April 28th Emberlea and I returned to the courthouses in Tampa to distribute Fully Informed Jury Information, to educate the people on their right to judge the facts of a case and also to judge the law.
The sky was clear and it was hot and humid.
As always we started at the Federal courthouse at 801 N. Florida Avenue Tampa, Florida. The Federal courthouse is always quiet, there are not many people going in or out, and those that are, are mainly attorneys. After sticking around for thirty minutes we moved on to the Hillsborough County Courthouse at 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida. Normally there is a big audience at the county courthouse, but todays numbers seemed to be down. As always we took an early lunch, then headed into town to Lykes Gaslike Park to catch people on their lunch break. After an hour of handing out brochures at the park, we headed back to the courthouse, passing out brochures to every passerby.
Back at the county courthouse we continued to pass out brochures and have conversations with people about jury nullification.
Today we passed out approximately 640 brochures.
The morning started off overcast, cold and damp, but by noon the sky was clear and it was warm.
I arrived at the Federal Courthouse and the Marshal outside said good morning. (Today there was no, I want to search your bag, LOL!) I stuck around for about an hour handing out maybe 20 brochures. The Federal Courthouse for the size of it is very quiet, not much going on at all.
I headed over to the County Courthouse at 800 E Twiggs Street Tampa Florida, and started to distribute FIJA brochures.
I would like to point out as it is a concern for many that want to get involved. I have never been arrested for my activism with FIJA ,nor do I intend to get arrested. My videos show on the YouTube FIJAFL Channel how to be effective and remain safe.
Today I distributed 500 FIJA brochures.
The weather seems to have cooled off now here in Florida. Today was sunny with a cools breeze and no humidity.
I arrived at the Federal Courthouse at: 801 N. Florida Avenue Tampa Florida and started to distribute FIJA brochures. Within a minute there was a Marshal stood at the side of me. I had never seen this guy before. He said “I would like to search your bag.” I said what for?” He said “It’s a matter of security.” I said “I don’t consent to searches.” He said “Well I need to search it.” I said “No!” “This is city property it is not owned by the Federal Government.” He said “Well as you can see we don’t even allow for parking for the public around the courthouse.” “I want to search your bag.” I said “No, I do not consent to searches, under what jurisdiction?” At this point he turned away and started to talk into his radio. Within twenty seconds about five Marshals appeared (these guys all know who I am, I have spoken to all these Marshals on previous occasions). One asked “Who is he calling about, you?” I said “I guess.” He laughed. The supervisor came out and spoke to the Marshal, who then stayed on the plat and never came back to search my bag. LOL.
After sticking around for about 30 minutes, I made my way over to the Hillsborough Courthouse 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida. Today seemed slower than the norm.
This is me handing out FIJA brochures out side the County Courthouse, Tampa, Florida.
Today was another good day, I handed out approximately 530 brochures.
On Wednesday October 6th I ventured back to Tampa, Florida to educate the people on Jury Nullification, to explain to them that it is their right to vote with their conscience.
The weather was beautiful, clear blue sky, the sun was out and humidity was very low.
I started off at the Federal Courthouse at: 801 N. Florida Avenue Tampa Florida. The amount of people going in and out of this building is very small, I do not know how a building of this size can be justified for the amount of people going in and out of it.
I handed out brochures at the Federal Courthouse for about an hour, then I moved on to the Tampa Hillsborough Courthouse at: 800 E. Twiggs St, Tampa, Florida.
There is a lot of traffic here, it’s a very busy courthouse, people paying traffic tickets. There’s nothing like ‘Taxation through Citation!’
While handing out brochures, people are now starting to approach me now that I am wearing my ‘No Victim, No Crime’ T-shirt, they are starting to ask “What is this all about?”
I took some video while I was walking to the county courthouse and outside the courthouse.
Today I distributed 600 brochures to the people of Tampa.